FLS reporter Katie Thisdell serves up news on local food finds, tales from home cooks and inspiration to help you have fun in your own kitchen.
How do you brew the perfect cup?
Stare deep into that stale cup of singed office-coffeepot slurry for a moment and think: What’s the best way to get the most flavor from really good, fresh-roasted coffee beans?
Your musings might turn up online search results for equipment like the chemex, or vacuum-powered brewing techniques that look more at home in a chemistry lab than in a kitchen.
If you’re interested in exploring the world of specialty coffee brewing techniques, an area of expertise that is gaining popularity lately, mark your calendars for the June 3 First Friday event downtown. On that night, this art-focused event will include some performance coffee art, put on by the baristas of 25 30 Espresso. This will be the debut of CUP., the pop-up bar 25 30 hopes to bring to special events around the region.
The demonstration and tasting, which will benefit the Salvation Army’s youth music program, will take place starting at 5:30 p.m. at 724 Caroline St., the vacant storefront that formerly housed Deborah’s Place. Look for more information in an upcoming Food section and on this blog.
Anyone practice specialty brewing techniques at home? Weigh in in the comments section.
In the meantime, here’s a demonstration to whet your appetite.